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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is collaborating with UK universities to develop new research and testing capabilities in an effort to advance the manufacture of next generation liquid formulated products. Read more

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A drug previously used to treat melanoma has been shown to offer improved treatment for women with a rare type of ovarian cancer compared to current therapies. Read more

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Scientists have discovered a key cause for pelvic pain experienced by women with endometriosis, potentially leading the way for new kinds of pain relief for the condition. Read more

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Synthetic biology company Oxford Genetics and biotech company Sphere Fluidics has announced a multi-partner collaboration to accelerate the development of automated microfluidic systems for gene editing cell lines. Read more

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Leading contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has announced a strategic partnership with a number of academic institutions to expand its bioprocessing capabilities. Read more

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Genetically modified (GM) chickens could be used as a cheaper way to produce certain types of drugs compared to traditional manufacturing methods, research suggests. Read more

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An old antibiotic could be the key to killing off dangerous skin cancer cells, new research shows. Read more

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According to a recently published study, there may be a potential class of drugs that could be administered to people suffering from sudden liver failure that could reduce the need for transplantation surgery. Read more

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The UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, the CPI, has announced that it is in the final stages of a collaboration project with the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute to transform the manufacture of biologics. Read more

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Here we count down the top five tweets from @EPM_magazine that have gained the most impressions this week, taken from Twitter analytics. Read more

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Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have devised a new technique that targets drugs to specific cells, which may help to improve therapeutic options for immune diseases such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Read more

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Supplier of research reagents, Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB), has signed a licence agreement with Edinburgh Innovations, which is the Innovations Management Service for The University of Edinburgh. Read more

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PledPharma, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, has announced the initiation of a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a new treatment for reducing liver damage from paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning, Aladote Read more

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A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows. Read more

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Scientists have identified a chemical compound that is highly effective at blocking the growth of breast cancer cells. Read more

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A drug used to treat bone pain caused by cancer makes little difference to patients’ well-being, according to research by the University of Edinburgh Read more

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World health experts gathered at the University of Edinburgh yesterday to find new ways of fighting antibiotic resistant infections Read more

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A study published in Cell shows a class of experimental drug treatments that could help the body’s immune system fight cancer and is already in clinical trials Read more

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Varenicline helps smokers to quit but does not increase their risk of heart attack and depression says research published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Read more

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A £4m trial will establish whether routinely treating stoke patients with paracetamol and antibiotics could save up to 25,000 lives each year. Read more

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£16 million has been awarded to university-led projects for the development of molecular pathology tests that help deliver stratified medicine. Read more

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